Lynn Amedee

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Lynn Amedee
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1941-08-03) August 3, 1941 (age 75)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Alma mater Louisiana State University
Playing career
1960–1962 LSU
1963 Edmonton Eskimos
Position(s) Quarterback, placekicker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973 New Orleans Saints (assistant)
1975–1978 LSU (QB)
1979 Tennessee (QB)
1980–1981 Tennessee–Martin
1982 Southwestern Louisiana (OC)
1983–1984 Vanderbilt (OC)
1985–1987 Texas A&M (OC)
1988 Florida (OC)
1989–1991 Texas (OC)
1992 - 1993 Pride LA Northeast HS
1993–1994 LSU (OC)
1995 New Iberia (LA) HS
1996–1998 Mississippi State (OC/QB)
1999–2003 Opelousas (LA) HS
Head coaching record
Overall 8–14

Lynn Amedee (born August 3, 1941) is a former American football player and coach. He served as assistant at nine different colleges and as head coach at Tennessee-Martin.

Amedee played quarterback and placekicker under coaches Paul Dietzel and Charles McClendon at Louisiana State from 1960–1962. He was not drafted in the 1963 NFL Draft but started a pro career with the Edmonton Eskimos until he was waived before the 1964 CFL season. Later Amedee started a coaching career, returning to his alma mater as quarterbacks coach under head coach McClendon from 1975–1978.

In 1980 he became head coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He guided the school to an 8–14–0 record in two years before resigning in order to join the coaching staff at Southwestern Louisiana (now Louisiana-Lafayette). He left USL after one season, heading to Vanderbilt to become offensive coordinator under head coach George MacIntyre. Amedee left Vanderbilt after the 1984 season, as he was hired as offensive coordinator by new Texas A&M head coach Jackie Sherrill. In 1988 he became offensive coordinator under head coach Galen Hall at the University of Florida,[1] where he drew criticism for his strategy to use sophomore running back Emmitt Smith as a “decoy”. 1988 was Smith's only season with less than 1,000 yards rushing.

In 1989 Amedee was hired as offensive coordinator by Texas head coach David McWilliams. After McWilliams resignation in 1991, Amedee sat out for a year, before joining Curley Hallman's coaching staff at his alma mater LSU. Hallman, along with the coaching staff, was fired after the 1994 season. Amedee went on to coach one season at New Iberia (Louisiana) Senior High, and left the school that December to accept the offensive coordinator position under Sherrill at Mississippi State. In 1999, Amedee left the collegiate ranks, taking over head coaching duties at Opelousas High School in Opelousas, Louisiana, he retired after the 2003 season.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Tennessee–Martin Pacers (Gulf South Conference) (1980–1981)
1980 Tennessee–Martin 4–7 2–4 T–4th
1981 Tennessee–Martin 4–7 3–3 T–4th
Tennessee–Martin: 8–14 5–7
Total: 8–14